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Eligible for DREAM Act Status?

The Obama administration has announced that it will stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible youth. What’s more, it will use its administrative authority to grant, on a case-by-case basis, deferred action and work authorization to young people who meet the following criteria: came to the U.S. under the age of 16; have continuously resided in the U.S. for a least five years preceding June 2012 and are present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012; are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the U.S.; have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; are not above the age of 30.

If you or someone you know may be eligible for this relief and would like more information, please contact Catholic Migration Services in Queens at 347-472- 3500, or in Brooklyn at 718-236-3000. Specify that you are interested in deferred action for DREAM Act-eligible youth.

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